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We offer regular opportunities to carry out internships with the Royal African Society.


Our internships run on a three-month basis and we request a minimum commitment of two days (15 hours) per week. Successful applicants can expect to gain experience across our different programmes, with a primary focus on our public events and marketing.


Our internships are voluntary, but we can offer:


Expenses of up to £15 per day
Flexible working hours and an enabling working environment.
Mentoring by our committed and experienced staff team of eight.
Networking opportunities with leading figures in academia, business, politics, arts, and education.


Please note that the Royal African Society is not able to offer assistance in finding accommodation, nor can it apply for work permits or visas.


We are now recruiting for an Events and Communications intern to join us in April. For more information and to apply, please download the job description and take note of the below key dates.





Deadline: Friday, 5th March 2021, 5 PM GMT

Interviews: interviews will take place via Zoom on Thursday, 11 and Friday, 12 March 2021

Start date: w/c Monday, 5th April 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter.


Please share this opportunity within your networks to those who might be interested!


Our next round of internships will run from July 2021 and applications will be open from May 2021. 

Internship Opportunities